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Lisa Portes, Artistic Director presents

book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann music by John Gregor, lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, and Victoria Kann Director – Lisa Portes Musical Director- Mark Elliott Choreographer – Keith Elliott Dramaturg – Brittany Squier Scenic Designer – Vannessa Fusi-Hoblit Costume Designer – Greta White Lighting Designer – Noah Hayman Sound Designer – Mike Ross Stage Manager – Brent Beavers March 29 – May 21, 2011 Sponsored by

DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre 60 E. Balbo Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 Email: theatreboxoffice@depaul.edu http://theatreschool.depaul.edu (312) 922-1999

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CAST (in

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Pinkalicious ............................................................................................................ Kelly Erin Sloan Mr. Pinkerton.......................................................................................................Brian E. Crawford Mrs. Pinkerton ..................................................................................................... Brittani A. Green Peter ..............................................................................................................................Adam Brown Alison ..........................................................................................................................Kaitlyn Griggs Dr. Wink .................................................................................................................... Gemma Clarke Time: Now. Place: Somewhere in America. The play will be performed without an intermission. Special information: This production contains the use of theatrical fog.

Pinkalicious, the Musical is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 1359 Broadway, Suite 914, New York, NY. (866) 378-9758 theatricalrights. com SPECIAL THANKS Azalez Fairly, Carlos Murillo and Stephanie Chavarra.

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Assistant Director...................................................................................................Heinrich Haley Assistant Dramaturg.........................................................................................Robert Dieringer Assistant Stage Managers......................................................................Devin Ruiz, Sarah Geis Assistant Scenic Designer.......................................................................................Tierra G. Novy Assistant Costume Designer......................................................................................... Kara Dent Assistant Lighting Designer ....................................................................................... Nick Belley Assistant Sound Designer..........................................................................................Jenna Moran Director of Production.......................................................................................... Chris Hofmann Production Coordinator.......................................................................................Jeanne Williams Technical Director......................................................................................................... Tim Combs Assistant Technical Director.....................................................................................Jen Seleznow Reskin Technical Director.................................................................................................Jen Leahy Reskin Assistant Technical Director.......................................................................Max Raynolds Technical Assistant.........................................................................................................Jacob Josef Scene Shop Foreman ............................................................................................ Gerry Reynolds Scenic Artist................................................................................................................Joanna White Master Carpenter..................................................................................................... Shawn Watson Property Master ..................................................................................................... Wayne W. Smith Costume Shop Manager......................................................................................Deanna Aliosius Staff Draper/Cutter.............................................................................................Dawn G. McKesey Draper/Cutter........................................................................................................ Camilla Hansen Staff Stitcher..............................................................................................................So Hui Chong Master Electrician................................................................................................... Garvin Jellison Assistant Master Electrician............................................................. Zachary Dietrich Malisch Reskin Master Electrician............................................................................................. Ron Seeley Scenery and Property Crew..................................................... Brenton Abram-Copenhaven, Pauline Critch-Gilfillian, Meredith Matthews, Andrew Meyer Costume Crew..................................................................................Megan Heinricks, Joe Keery, Alejandro Salinas, Megan Turner Make-Up Supervisor.................................................................................................. Nan Zabriskie Make-up Crew........................................................ Alissa Sherwood, Kristy Staky, Rose Streit Lighting Crew....................................................................................Taylor Blim, George Booker, Ian Gonzalez-Muentener, Joseph Jennings, Zachary Malsich, Jacob Stanton Reskin Sound Technician...............................................................................................Tim Jarrell Sound Engineer....................................................................................................Claudia Peterson Sound Crew............................................................................. Rachel Boissevain, Hana Rickert Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator................................................................David Jones Sign Language Interpreters........................................................ Pip Klibanow & David Jones Director of Marketing and Public Relations.............................................................Anna Ables Manager of PR and Special Events........................................................................ Andrea Tichy Publicity/Production Photos..............................................Jake Kvanbeck, Michael Brosilow Publicity and House Crew................................. Lucas Baisch, Kiandra Layne, Daniel Lewis, David Strickland, Gilbert Tanner Box Office Manager......................................................................................................Kim Van Tuyl House Manager......................................................................................................LaKisha Jackson Theatre Manager..........................................................................................................Leslie Shook DePaul University 3


D R A M AT U R G Y N O T E Adult theatregoer, please share this note with the young theatergoer accompanying you to the show. Warm, buttery cake with delicious, creamy frosting on top…what’s not to love about a cupcake? It’s the iconic sweet-tooth-satisfier! But what happens when one is not enough? Pinkalicious learns the answer to this question when her love of cupcakes… especially pink cupcakes… goes too far! Pinkalicious’ infinite love of pink has a kink, but she’s not the only one who goes too far. Mom is obsessed with organizing, Dad is tied up working, and Peter… well…he has a Pink predicament of his own. It takes a dose of one rare disease—pinkititis—to make the Pinkerton family stop in their tracks and notice the treasures around them, their loved ones. Once they stop they no longer see pink as a problem, but as joy and love. We hope you enjoy the show! - Brittany Squier BFA 3 Dramaturgy/Criticism Major, Robert Dieringer BFA 4 Theatre Arts Major

The Theatre School’s 2010-2011 Season THE THEATRE SCHOOL SHOWCASE Medea by Euripides • translated by Frederic Raphael and Kenneth McLeish directed by Damon Kiely April 15 - 24, 2011 (previews 4/13 & 4/14) Mayday Mayday Tuesday by Carlos Murillo • directed by Dexter Bullard featuring the class of 2011 Master of Fine Arts in Acting candidates May 13 - 22, 2011 (previews 5/11 & 5/12) NEW PLAYWRIGHTS SERIES The Ernie Play by Melanie Plank, Class of 2011 director Shade Murray May 6 – 15, 2011 (previews 5/4 & 5/5)

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BIOGR APHIES ADAM BROWN, (Peter), 3rd year BFA/Acting. Theatre School credits include Story Theatre, The Lady in the Van, Antigone, The Secret Garden, Language of Angels, and Hedda Gabler. Regional credits include A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Tempest (Old Globe, San Diego), Young American Shakespeare Festival (Walden Theatre). Produced and appeared in the 2009 Walden Theatre Alumni Company Summer Festival (Art, Betrayal, The Pavilion). GEMMA CLARKE, (Dr. Wink), 3rd year BFA/Acting. Originally from Seattle, Washington. Gemma was last seen in Much Ado About Nothing as Hero. Previously at The Theatre School she has been seen in The Bacchae, Antigone, Lady in the Van, and Story Theatre. BRIAN E. CRAWFORD, (Mr. Pinkerton), 2nd year MFA/Acting. Brian was last seen as Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing. He hails from Philadelphia and Atlanta, where he served as a Core Company Member of Out of Hand Theater. With Out of Hand Brian participated in the creation and performance of over ten projects, including the U.S. Permier Schreibstuck and the company generated work, Homonid (later remounted with the Netherlands based Lunatics). Other credits include work as a guest artist for 7 Stages, Actor’s Express, Theatre Emory, GA Ensemble and The Alliance Theatre. Brian holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from Emory University and is the 2004 recipient of the Louis B. Sulder Prize in the Arts. BRITTANI A. GREEN, (Mrs. Pinkerton), 4th year BFA/Acting. Brittani was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was last seen on the Merle Reskin stage as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Catherine Weidner. Other Theatre School credits include Alex in the original production of  Liz Dabulskis’ new play The Painted Lady, Lena Younger in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, and Workshop 5 directed by Coya Paz. KAITLYN GRIGGS, (Alison), 4th year BFA/Acting. Kaitlyn is from Southport,

Connecticut. Her Theatre School credits include Mother Francis in Much Ado About Nothing, Martha in The Secret Garden, Nina in The Nina Variations, Queen Anne in The Three Musketeers, and Little Jesus Girl in The Pillowman. KELLY ERIN SLOAN, (Pinkalicious), 3rd year BFA/Acting. Kelly is from Southfield, Michigan. Her past Theatre School credits include Story Theatre, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest, Aunt Esther in Gem of the Ocean, Frenchie in Cabaret, and Constance in Objects Lie on a Table. LISA PORTES, (Director) serves as the Head of Directing and the Artistic Director of Chicago Playworks for Young Audience for The Theatre School. Recent projects include The Piano Teacher by Julia Cho (Next Theatre), the world premieres of Ghostwritten (Goodman Theatre) and After A Hundred Years (Guthrie Theatre) both by Naomi Iizuka, Ski Dubai by Laura Jacqmin and Spare Change by Mia McCullough (First Look Repertory of New Plays, Steppenwolf Theatre) Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue by Quiara Hudes (Teatro Vista and Rivendell Theatre at Steppenwolf ), El Grito del Bronx by Migdalia Cruz (Latino Theatre Festival, Goodman Theatre) Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons (Northlight Theatre), Far Away by Caryl Churchill and In the Blood by Suzan-Lori Parks (Next Theatre), Offspring of the Cold War by Carlos Murillo (Walkabout Theatre) and Wilder by Erin Cressida Wilson, Jack Herrick and Mike Craver (Playwrights Horizons, NYC). Her work has been seen regionally at the Kennedy Center, South Coast Repertory Theatre’s Hispanic Playwrights Project, McCarter Theatre Lab, A Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., the Cape Cod Theatre Project, the Sundance Theatre Lab, the Santa Barbara Theatre Lab, and the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference; in New York her work has been seen at Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, New York Theatre Workshop, the Public Theatre, the Flea Theatre and the Cherry Lane Alternative Theatre. Chicago Playworks credits include Cinderella Eats Rice and Beans DePaul University 5


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) by Karen Zacarías and Debbie Wicks La Puma and The Highest Heaven by José Cruz González. MARK ELLIOTT, (Musical Director) Adjunct Professor of Musical Theatre. Mark has provided musical direction for over one hundred productions. He has worked for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Center Theatre, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, Roosevelt University, Fox Theatricals, Centerlight Theatre, and Appletree Theatre, among others. He has composed original scores and incidental music for over sixty productions, including the Off-Broadway production of Sophie, Totie and Belle and Fair City, commissioned by Roosevelt University. A series of harp pieces, Rhyme Or Treason, is published by Lyon & Healy. KEITH ELLIOTT (Choreographer). Keith Elliott was a dancer for 10 years with the Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre.  He attended Culver-Stockton College and Illinois State University while majoring in Speech Communication and Theatre Education.  Most recently, Keith graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a degree in Arts Management. As creator/producer of Chicago’s highly acclaimed Dance for Life event now in its 20th year, Keith received the Ruth Page Award for “Outstanding Contribution to the Dance Community.” Additionally, Keith has been awarded and recognized by STOP AIDS Chicago, Howard Brown Health Center, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry, AIDS Legal Council of Chicago and by Arts Alliance Illinois all for his commitment to help those in need and his efforts to fight HIV/AIDS. In 2001, Chicago Mayor, Richard M. Daley, inducted Keith into the Chicago Hall of Fame for his dedication to helping those in need.  In September of 2004, Mr. Elliott was once again awarded the Ruth Page Award for his continued effort to unify the dance community in service to the AIDS community.  He was honored by the 2006 Gay Games as one of the 100 Champions in Chicago for his efforts to help promote dance.  In 2007, Keith was awarded “Chicagoan of the Year.”  This honor, presented by Chicago Magazine, 6 DePaul University

focused on his Chicago philanthropic endeavors and for his efforts to fund an African school in Zambia to further their HIV/AIDS educational programs.  BRITTANY SQUIER, (Dramaturg) 3rd year BFA/Dramaturgy. Her previous work includes Assistant Dramaturg on 1001 by Jason Grote, as well as Dramaturg on After the End by Dennis Kelly, Crave by Sarah Kane, Language of Angels by Naomi Iizuka, and Cabaret by Frank Masteroff. She is also the editor of The Theatre School at DePaul University’s Dramaturgy and Criticism Program’s blog which can be viewed at ttsdramaturgyblog.wordpress.com. VANNESSA FUSI-HOBLIT, (Scenic Designer) 4th year BFA/Scenic Design. Vannessa hails from Modesto, California, where this past summer she Scenic Charged The Music Man for Yes Company at the Gallo Performing Arts Center. Her Theatre School scenic design credits include Cyrano de Bergerac, The Three Musketeers, and Pinkalicious. Vannessa’s other focus at The Theatre School is Scenic Artistry, where she has charged Holes and Iphigenia 2.0. GRETA WHITE, (Costume Designer) 3rd year BFA/Costume Design. NOAH HAYMAN, (Lighting Designer) 4th year BFA/Lighting Design. Noah’s past design credits include 1001 and Romeo and Juliet at The Theatre School, The Exonerated (Medill Innocence Project) Four Women (Low Slung Productions) and The Last Five Years (Northwestern University). Noah has designed concert productions for Alchemy AVCS (Aspen, CO) and is a certified arena rigger. MIKE ROSS, (Sound Designer) 4th year BFA/Sound Design. The Theatre School credits include sound designs for The Pillowman (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2010), and The Civic (2010) and audio engineer for Cabaret (2010) and Urinetown (2009). Mike is also employed as the Assistant Sound Supervisor of the Merle Reskin Theatre. Other recent credits include sound design for Baby (Actors Theatre Co.) and A2 for A Chorus Line and Fiddler on the Roof (Marriott


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) Lincolnshire). Mike also actively works as a freelance audio technician and engineer for many companies and organizations around Chicago. BRENT BEAVERS, (Stage Manager) 3rd Year BFA/Stage Management. At DePaul, Brent has stage managed The Sugar Wife, The Pillowman and Much Ado About Nothing. He has assistant stage managed Iphigenia 2.0, Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Brent was also the dance captain for Haroun and the Sea of Stories and assistant choreographer on Cabaret. He has been an assistant stage manager with DePaul Opera Theatre and Cock and Bull Theatre and an intern at The Old Globe inSan Diego on the new musical Robin and the Seven Hoods. HEINRICH HALEY (Assistant Director) 4th year BFA/Theatre Arts. ROBERT DIERINGER (Assistant Dramaturg) 4th year BFA/Theatre Arts. CAMILLA HANSEN (Draper/Cutter) 4th year BFA/Costume Technology. JEN SELEZNOW (Assistant Technical Director) 4th year BFA/Theatre Technology. VICTORIA KANN (Co-author, Illustrator, Co-adaptor) is the co-author and illustrator of the Pinkalicious book series as well as co-adaptor of Pinkalicious, The Musical. Her collage, mixed media and computer illustrations have been commissioned for magazines, newspapers, book covers, textbooks, advertising, packaging, greeting cards, and the internet. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and teaches Collage Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. The character of Pinkalicious is inspired by Victoria’s daughters who are also very much in love with all things pink. ELIZABETH KANN (Co-author, Coadaptor) is co-author of Pinkalicious and Purplicious as well as co-adaptor of Pinkalicious, the Musical. She has written for various publications. Elizabeth lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and

three children. She and her husband are both doctors. JOHN GREGOR (Composer & Lyricist) received a 2004 Frederick Loewe Reading for his musical With Glee, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. Recently, With Glee was presented in a workshop by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU and will be seen this fall at the New York Musical Theater Festival. His musical adaptation of Gogol’s tragicomic short story The Overcoat has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and The New York International Fringe Festival. He has also co-written several children’s musicals for the Vital Theatre Company, including The Changeling and The Bully. John Gregor holds an MFA in musical theatre writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a degree in musical theatre from Emerson College. JOHN CULBERT (Dean). In Chicago, John has designed scenery and/or lighting for the Buckingham Fountain, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Garfield Conservatory, Chicago Park District, Field Museum of Natural History, Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre and more than thirty productions at Court Theatre. At the Court Theatre, he received several Joseph Jefferson nominations and a Jeff Award for The Triumph Of Love. Other Chicago productions include Regina for the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hughie for the Goodman Theatre, Glass Menagerie, Man Of La Mancha for Court Theatre and A Year With Frog And Toad for Chicago Children’s Theatre. John has designed scenery and/or lighting for the Boston Lyric Opera, St. Louis Opera, Baton Rouge Opera, Southern Repertory, Cleveland Orchestra, McCarter Theatre and Bristol Riverside Theatre. At The Theatre School he has designed productions of The Misanthrope, Streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo, The Women, The Snow Queen, Rip Van Winkle and Stage Door.

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T H E T H E AT R E S C H O O L AT D E PAU L U N I V E R S I T Y Mission Statement The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains, and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined, culturally diverse and that strives for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. A commitment to diversity and equality in education is central to our mission. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances from a wide repertoire of classic, contemporary and original plays that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination. We seek to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of our university community, our city and the profession. For admissions information, telephone (773) 325-7999 or 1-800-4-DEPAUL. Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Chicago Playworks offers a live theatre experience to students, teachers and parents in the Chicago metropolitan area. It is our mission to provide theatre for children that reflects their experiences in a contemporary, multi-ethnic, urban environment. Founded as the Goodman Children’s Theatre in 1925, Chicago Playworks is the city’s oldest continuously operating children’s theatre. It has been the first theatre experience for audiences of Chicago’s young people for more than seven decades and was one of the first major theatres for children in the United States. In 1997 and again in 2003, Chicago Playworks was honored by the Illinois Theatre Association with the Children’s Theatre Division Award, for its outstanding long-term contribution to children’s theatre. In 1980, Chicago Playworks was awarded the prestigious Sara Spencer Award by the Children’s Theatre Association of America (now the American Alliance for Theatre and Education). Chicago Playworks is a vital aspect of the training at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Students gain pre-professional experience in an extended run before a most demanding and appreciative audience. Chicago Playworks presents three unique productions to more than 35,000 young people each season and has entertained more than 1 million schoolchildren and families since 1925. The Theatre School Showcase Contemporary Plays and Classics Presenting diverse and exciting productions, The Theatre School Showcase blends imagination and cultural impact with three plays, and rounds-out the season with a fourth production featuring the graduating MFA in Acting candidates. The Theatre School Showcase offers a unique opportunity to see tomorrow’s industry leaders today, by introducing the raw creativity and dedicated collaborations of artists at the beginning of their careers. Their work is powerful, imaginative, and new. Merle Reskin Theatre Celebrating a century of performances this season, the Merle Reskin Theatre, built as the Blackstone Theatre in 1910, was designed by Chicago architects Marshall & Fox. The stone façade and mansard roof of the Beaux-Arts style building have been modified only slightly over the years. The interior finish of French walnut and gold was designed by Plamondon & Tetze to give the appearance of a European opera house. Prior to DePaul’s purchase of the theatre in 1988, it had been home to vaudeville, the Federal Theatre Project and the touring productions of the Shubert Organization. The Theatre School brings an audience of more than 35,000 people to the theatre each season. 8 DePaul University


T H E T H E AT R E S C H O O L B OA R D Sustaining Members Patricia Costello Slovak, Chair Sondra Healy, Chair Emeritus Joseph Antunovich Kathleen M. Bette Mary Spalding Burns Kyle DeSantis David Dunning James Fitzpatrick John M. Lenckos Catherine McBreen Don McLean Irene Michaels

Carol Morse Penny Obenshain Vonita Reescer Merle Reskin John Samolis Msgr. Kenneth Velo

Paula Lisbe Amy K. Pietz John C. Reilly Bernard Sahlins Charlayne Woodard Dennis Zacek

Professional Associates Scott L. Ellis, Hon. Co-Chair Samantha Falbe Scott Falbe Zach Helm Criss Henderson Paul Konrad

Honorary Board Dr. John Ransford Watts, Dean Emeritus Dr. Bella Itkin-Konrath, Faculty Emeritus Joseph Slowik, Faculty Emeritus Lord Piers Wedgwood

D E PAU L U N I V E R S I T Y A L U M N I The Office of Alumni Relations provides many opportunities to help graduates maintain a lifelong connection to classmates and the university. Alumni can connect with current students, participate in volunteer opportunities and attend a variety of events and programs throughout the year and across the country. For more information about the alumni community, please visit alumni.depaul.edu or call (800) 437-1898. DONORS Listings in the honor roll reflect contributions and pledge payments made to The Theatre School between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010. President’s Club Gifts of $1,000 and above annually qualify for membership in the President’s Club, DePaul’s honor society of donors. The President’s Club comprises giving circles named for former university presidents. *$1,000,000 lifetime giving + Donor has made a special philanthropic pledge to DePaul University between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010 ~ Denotes President’s Club membership, Fr. Richardson Circle, for recent graduates $50,000 + Fr. McCabe Circle *Dr. Dominic Parisi & Helen Parisi *+Merle Reskin $25,000-$49,999 Fr. Levan Circle +Gerhard Bette & Kathleen Bette +Lawrence Bundschu *Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Geico *+ Sondra Healy, GSD ‘64 (Life Trustee) & Denis Healy +William Obenshain & Penny Obenshain Turtle Wax, Inc.

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D O N O R S ( c o n t .) *+James Denny Sr. (Life Trustee) & Catherine Denny +David Dunning & Toni Dunning Edgewater Management, Inc. Fifth Third Bank Illinois Tool Works, Inc. John Lenckos Paul Mc Breen, JD ‘86 & Catherine McBreen, JD ‘86 Carol Morse Mortenson Construction Northern Trust Corporation Kathy O’Donnell R4 Services Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Foundation Andrea Saccone Sarah Siddons Society, Inc. Patricia Slovak Staples, Inc. Steppenwolf Theatre Co. Walsh Construction Co. of Illinois W. E. O’Neil Construction Co. $2,500-$4,999 Fr. O’Malley Circle Rochelle Abramson, MED ‘89 & Elliott Abramson David Blowers Emma Byrne Katherine Frekko Kenneth A. Lattman Foundation, Inc. Daniel Lyons, MUS ‘83; MM ‘91 & Monica Abramson-Lyons, THE ‘87 National Restoration Systems, Inc. Northern Trust Charitable Giving Program Ann O’Brien Terry Perucca Schiff Hardin, LLP Robert Segal Maureen Huntley, GSD ‘82 & Paul Sheahen Robert Shook, GSD ‘72 & Leslie Shook Richard Sieracki & Linda Sieracki Thornton-Tomasetti Group, Inc. $1,000-$2,499 Fr. Richardson Circle Teresa Aguilera, THE ‘98 Alpine Pictures, Inc. Suzanne Bizer Lois Brennan Broadway in Chicago Paul J. Byrne, MFA ‘99 & Jaime Byrne Ryan Carroll, GSD ‘82 Chapman & Cutler, LLP *Philip H. Corboy Foundation Tessa Craib-Cox John Culbert & Kitty Culbert Dell USA, LLP 10 DePaul University

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T H E AT R E S C H O O L FAC U LT Y / S TA F F John Culbert – Dean Dean Corrin – Associate Dean Linda Buchanan – Associate Dean for Curriculum Christine Binder – Chair, Design and Technical Theatre Barry Brunetti – Chair of Theatre Studies Trudie Kessler – Chair, Performance Department ADMINISTRATION Anna Ables - Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jason Beck - Director of Admissions John Bridges - Assistant Dean, Director of Administration, Alumni Relations Tessa Craib-Cox – Director of Development Mitsu Gee – Executive Assistant Anastasia Gonzalez – Budget Manager Joshua Mangilia - Technical Operations Manager Meghan Beals McCarthy – Coordinator of Academic Services Andrea Tichy - Manager of PR and Special Events Melissa Tropp – Admissions Assistant Jeanne Williams – Production Coordinator Dexter Zollicoffer – Diversity Advisor ACTING & DIRECTING Dexter Bullard – Head of Graduate Acting, Artistic Director/The Theatre School Showcase John Jenkins – Head of Undergraduate Acting Lisa Portes – Head of Directing, Artistic Director/ Chicago Playworks Greg Allen Janet Louer Jennifer Avery Susan Messing Jane Drake Brody Matt Miller Linda Gillum Rachel Patterson Noah Gregoropolous Joseph Slowik, Bella Itkin, emeritus emeritus Nick Johne Ann Wakefield Damon Kiely Catherine Weidner MOVEMENT Patrice Egleston – Head of Movement Chuck Coyl Laura Dixon Gabriel Halpern Natasha Julius Neil Massey Alie McManus

Kimosha Murphy Julia Neary Nick Sandys Pullin Clifton Robinson Mary Schmich Natalie Turner-Jones

VOICE AND SPEECH Claudia Anderson – Head of Voice and Speech Eva Breneman Mark Elliott Phyllis E. Griffin Trudie Kessler

Kathy Keyes Jason Martin Diane Robinson Phil Timberlake

DESIGN Christine Binder – Head of Lighting Design Linda Buchanan – Head of Scene Design Nan Cibula-Jenkins – Head of Costume Design Victoria DeIorio– Head of Sound Design Nan Zabriskie- Head of Make Up Jeff Bauer Jack K. Magaw John Boesche Joe Nieminski Rachel Healy Birgit RattenborgTodd Hensley Wise Jason Knox Kimberly Senior TECHNICAL THEATRE Shane Kelly – Head of Theatre Technology Janet C. Messmer – Head of Costume Technology Frank Wukitsch – Head of Stage Management Claude Binder Russel Poole Jason Brown Michael Rourke Richard Bynum Jim Savage David Castellanos Alden Vasquez Kevin Depinet Laura Whitlock David Naunton THEATRE STUDIES Barry Brunetti – Head of Theatre Arts Carlos Murillo – Head of Playwriting Alan Salzenstein – Head of Arts Leadership Marcie McVay – Interim Head of Theatre Management Rachel Shteir – Head of Dramaturgy Neena Arndt Chris Jones Suzanne Bizer Jan Kallish Sharon Bridgforth Ernie Nolan Richard Corley Bill O’Connor Dean Corrin Tanya Palmer Alan Donahue Roche Schulfer Criss Henderson Sandy Shinner Jim Jensen Dan Smith LIBERAL STUDIES Bea Bosco Lou Contey Shanesia Davis Jen Goode Carolyn Hoerdemann

Reggie Lawrence Dan Moser Chris Peak James Sherman Rachel Slavick

TECHNICAL STAFF Deanna Aliosius – Costume Shop Manager So Hui Chong – Stitcher Tim Combs – Technical Director Chris Hofmann – Director of Production Tim Jarrell – Reskin Sound Technician Jacob Josef – Technical Assistant Jen Leahy – Reskin Technical Director Dawn G. McKesey – Assistant Costume Shop Manager Max Raynolds – Reskin Assistant Technical Director Gerry Reynolds – Scene Shop Foreman Ron Seeley – Master Electrician Wayne W. Smith – Property Master, Safety Officer Joanna White – Scenic Artist

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United Services Organization The mission of the USO is to enhance the quality of life of the U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families and to create a cooperative relationship between U.S. military communities and involved or supporting civilian communities. http://uso.org/illinois Greater Chicago Food Depository 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place Chicago, IL 60632 www.chicagosfoodbank.org

Chicago Athletic Clubs Locations in Evanston, Lincoln Park, West Loop, Lakeview and soon in Lincoln Square. www.chicagoathleticclubs.com C H I C AG O P L A Y WO R K S I C E C R E A M S O C I A L S Enjoy an ice-cream treat, discussion, design display and autograph session with the company of each Chicago Playworks production at the Hilton Chicago and Towers after designated performances. Admission is $7. 12 DePaul University


ANNOUNCING OUR 2011-2012 SEASON THE THEATRE SCHOOL SHOWCASE Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage directed by Phyllis E. Griffin September 30 – October 9, 2011 (previews 9/28 & 9/29) A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard directed by Carlos Murillo February 3 - 12, 2012 (previews 2/1 & 2/2) The Rivals by Richard Brinsley Sheridan directed by Catherine Weidner April 13 - 22, 2012 (previews 4/11 & 4/12) MFA12, TBA An ensemble piece to be performed by MFA III actors, to be directed by a guest from the Chicago theatre community. May 11 - 20, 2012 (previews 5/9 & 5/10) CHICAGO PLAYWORKS FOR FAMILIES AND YOUNG AUDIENCES The Witches by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood directed by Ernie Nolan October 25 – December 3, 2011 (Recommended for ages 7 and up) Nancy Drew and the Sign of the Twisted Candles based on the book by Carolyn Keene adapted and directed by Damon Kiely January 14 – February 28, 2012 (Recommended for ages 8 and up) Barrio Grrrl book and lyrics by Quiara Alegría Hudes music by Bill Sherman, directed by Lisa Portes March 27 – May 19, 2012 (Recommended for ages 7 and up) All dates are subject to change.

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C H I C AG O P L A Y WO R K S P U Z Z L E Color in the cupcake and be eligible to win eligible to win a gift certificate for 4 tickets to each Playworks production of the 2011-2012 season. This prize is valued at almost $100! The winner will be notified by mail. The contest is open to young people ages 4 to 18. Entries must be received by the end of May.

Name:____________________________________________ Age:_____________ Address:_____________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________ State: _________ ZIP:______________ Phone: _____________________________________________________________ E-mail:______________________________________________________________ Mail to: Chicago Playworks Contest DePaul’s Merle Reskin Theatre 60 E. Balbo Drive Chicago, IL 60605 14 DePaul University


M E R L E R E S K I N T H E AT R E S TA F F Dean ....................................................................................................................................................John Culbert Theatre Manager ............................................................................................................................ Leslie Shook Director of Marketing and Public Relations .............................................................................Anna Ables Manager of Public Relations and Special Events ............................................................... Andrea Tichy Marketing Assistants ....................................................................... Jake Kvanbeck, Meredith Matthews, Jenna Moran, Shannon Sullivan Webmaster .................................................................................................................................Joshua Maniglia Box Office Manager ....................................................................................................................... Kim Van Tuyl Assistant Box Office Manager .............................................................................................Stefanie Rahaim Ticket Agents ..............................................................Michael Herring, Brandon Mack, Meghan Owen, Anastasia Schriber, Tara Smithberger, Group Sales Representative ................................................................................................. Linda RM Jones Group Sales Assistants................................................................ Shane Sweeney, Christopher Knoerzer Administrative Assistant ...................................................................................................................Liz Calvert Office Assistant ...................................................................................................................Meghan McDonald Chicago Playworks House Manager ................................................................................. LaKisha Jackson Theatre School Showcase House Manager ......................................................................Juliet W. Trieloff Reskin Technical Director ..................................................................................................................Jen Leahy Reskin Assistant Technical Director .......................................................................................Max Raynolds Technical Assistant ........................................................................................................................... Jacob Josef Master Electrician .............................................................................................................................. Ron Seeley Reskin Sound Technician ..................................................................................................................Tim Jarrell

T H E T H E AT R E S C H O O L S T U D E N T WO R K E R S Faculty Assistant ........................................................ Brent Beavers, Chris Brickhouse, Mitchel Civello, Reshmi Hazra, Jessica Jung, Constance Lee, A.J. Links, Kelly Montgomery, Lauren Pizzi, Nicole Prahin, Chris Rickett, Brae Singleton, Rose Streit Admissions Assistants .......................................Anna Bosy, Chris Boykin, Azar Kazemi, Sally LaRowe Administration Assistants ...................................Amanda Abney, Micaela Alaniz, Sasha Alekseyeva, McKenzie Chinn, Amy Eingold, David Daniels, Pamela Davis, Molly Hartman, John Kristoff, Jake Kvanbeck, Mark Lancaster, Brittany Squier, Shannon Sullivan Costume Shop .........................................................................Cara Adams, Olivia Ball, Jessica Burgwald, Kara Dent, Camilla Hansen, Elizabeth Lamona, Constance Lee, Adrienne Littlefield, Kelly Neuls, Chloe Patton, Elise Petrucci, Molly Ryan, Megan Turner, Greta White Door Monitors ....................................................................Jacob Abbas, Liz Dabulskis, Carmen Dutton, Lauren Genta, Lorena Gomez, Lauren Lundy, Morgan Madison, Dan Smeriglio, Tara Smithberger Make Up Shop............................................................... Carmen Briwa, Jessica Burgwald, Dan Dvorkin, Kelsey Jorissen, Taylor Payne, Colin Sphar, Kristy Staky, Rose Streit, Megan Truscott, Williams Wever, Sarah Jo White Mat Cleaners ....................................................Jared Green, Patricia Lavery, Manuel Ortiz, Sean Parris Prop Shop .................................................................................. Charles Jarasek, Toni Kenrick, Tierra Novy, Thomas Peacock-Preston, Jillian Rothman, Megan Truscott Merle Reskin Theatre Crew ..............................Quentin A. Brown, Kelly Claussen, Will Deleguardia, Michael Dodge,Rachel Claxton, Mateusz Gajowniczek, Sam Hillyer, Kelly Montgomery, Thomas Peacock-Preston, Mike Ross, Sarah Schultz, Brae Singleton, Elizabeth Smith, Shawn Watson Scene Shop ........................................................................................................ Ian Blinstrup, Kelly Claussen, Nickolas Falconer Fleming, Vanessa Fusi, Noah Hayman, Alex Long, Andrew McCarthy, John Ofori, Claudia Peterson, Seth Randall-Tapply, Anders Wahl, Jon Woelfer Studio Coordinator ............................................................ Matt Baca, Nicole Prahin, Elizabeth Thomas DePaul University 15


G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N BOX OFFICE TELEPHONE (312) 922-1999 REGULAR BOX OFFICE HOURS Tuesday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. PERFORMANCE BOX OFFICE HOURS Evening performance days: Open until 8 p.m. Saturday matinee days: 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinee days: 12 - 2:30 p.m. NO SMOKING In compliance with the City of Chicago Clean Air Ordinance, smoking is prohibited in the Merle Reskin Theatre. We appreciate your cooperation. EMERGENCY EXITS Please note the location of emergency exits in the theatre. CELLULAR PHONES, TEXT MESSAGING, RECORDING DEVICES, PHOTOGRAPHY, PAGERS, FOOD AND BEVERAGES Please do not use the above listed items in the theatre. Patrons with electronic pagers or cellular telephones are asked to either turn off their equipment in the theatre or check them with the House Manager prior to curtain. We discourage text messaging during the performance. The light from the screen can bother other patrons. We allow photographs to be taken before and after but never during the performance. You may also check cameras and recording equipment with the House Manager who will secure them until final curtain. As a special favor, we ask that young people do not chew gum. Water fountains are located in the lower lobby and in the lobbies of the mezzanine and balcony. RESTROOMS Restrooms are located in the lower lobby, the mezzanine, and balcony. An accessible restroom is located on the main floor inside of the theatre. LOST AND FOUND If you find an item or have lost an item, please contact the House Manager. You may also call (773) 325-7968 the next day to determine if an item has been found. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CALLS Patrons with electronic pagers are requested to either turn off their pagers in the theatre or check them with the House Manager prior to showtime. Should you need to give an emergency telephone number where you can be reached during a performance, please alert the House Manager of your seat location and give the Box Office telephone number for emergencies, (312) 922-1999. After Box Office hours, use (773) 325-7968 as an emergency number. SENNHEISER INFRA-RED LISTENING SYSTEM FOR OUR HEARING-IMPAIRED PATRONS We require the security deposit of a driver’s license or other identification during the performance. The I.D. will be returned when you return the headset. LARGE PRINT PROGRAMS You may request a large print program from the ticket taker or the House Manager. SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETING Selected performances at the Merle Reskin Theatre will be interpreted in American Sign Language. Call the Box Office or see the website for the schedule. 16 DePaul University


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